Silver calendar

The Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar hits the quarter-century mark this year. To commemorate that milestone, the calendar includes a 25th anniversary DVD that details all three days of the silver anniversary event recently held in Joplin, MO.

The striking '05 Pete 379 owned by of Curtis Christians, who captured Best in Show honors at the 25th Shell Rotella SuperRigs contest in 2007, is featured on the cover of the calendar as well as for the month of January. Black stacks and subtle flames highlight the award-winning rig. The calendar can be purchased online at www.rotella.com.

“Dependence on fossil fuels and corn-based ethanol create economic pressures that can be relieved by the use of non-food feed stocks to generate large quantities of renewable fuels. With 60% of America's oil being imported, it is critical for America to develop efficient, renewable fuel sources. Renewable fuels, such as cellulose ethanol represent a low-cost domestic source of energy that generates both environmental and economic benefits to the U.S. economy.”
J. T. Cloud, CEO, Gulf Ethanol Corp.

Supporting The Wall

ConocoPhillips has donated $2 million toward the construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center, an educational facility being built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Vietnam vet Jan C. Scruggs, founder & president of the Memorial Fund, said the donation brings total funding to $14 million for the Center, which is estimated to cost between $75 million and $100 million to build.

Scruggs said the Center will give context to the names on the memorial, which has come to be known simply and somberly as The Wall.

Pickup predecessor

Penske Truck Leasing has donated a 1914 Garford Stake Bed Truck to the Antique Auto Museum in Hershey, PA. The AACA Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institute Affiliations Program, will display the antique truck as part of its current exhibit “The American Pickup Truck”, which features over two dozen vehicles from 1905 to 1980.

“We are delighted to receive this donation from Penske Truck Leasing,” said museum curator Jeff Bliemeister. “Garford trucks are not a common site in museums or on show fields”.

Fleet names we love

Hobby Horse Trucking Orlando, FL

Learning the ropes

Horizon Lines of Puerto Rico, a subsidiary of Charlotte, NC-based land and ocean freight carrier Horizon Lines, hosted a series of training exercises late last year by a 22-member Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) to simulate a possible radioactive reading aboard a containership.

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